The Start IoT tutorials are a great place for you to get started with one of the Telenor Start IoT development kits. The tutorials are aimed at getting you started with the basics (i.e. download and install the needed development platform, register the development kit in Managed IoT Cloud (MIC), programming the dev kit, etc).
The development kits are capable of sending data to MIC in different ways, most notably are using arbitrary (binary, textual or JSON) formatted UDP packets or structured MQTT (over TLS 1.2) payloads. The development kits are also capable of using both the NB1 (NB-IoT) and M1 (LTE Cat M1) networks to send payloads to MIC. There will be separate tutorials covering some of the possible permutations of payload structure and network usage.
It is also possible to use an open APN to send data directly to a destination of your own choosing instead of sending to MIC. We do however recommend you to discover MIC as it will take care of important aspect needed in every IoT service. Examples are: provisioning of devices, security, storage of data, multiple ways to access your data, expressive API´s etc. MIC is built on top of AWS IoT and includes the AWS IoT feature set in addition to other features added by Telenor. There is a separate tutorial dedicated to getting you started with the MIC API.